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July 2013

World Youth Day 2013

World Youth Day

I am not attempting any sort of summary, reporting, or full analysis of World Youth Day in Rio. There are plenty of other places where you can find this. I don’t think numbers are by any means everything, but they are not nothing. So I do want to start by underlining that about a million

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The Social Media Gospel

The Social Media Gospel: Sharing the Good News in New Ways by Meredith Gould (Liturgical Press) 134 pages. Meredith has been my e-friend for many years. I know she knows what she is talking about. She regularly participates on this site, and I’ve reviewed at least one other book of hers. This is how she

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"Pastor Jeremiah Steepek"

Pastor Jeremiah Steepek

You may have read the story of Pastor Jeremiah Steepek. I saw it on facebook, and I want to share it with you. Here’s the story: Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that

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The Septuagint (LXX) has come up recently on this site. It is worth expanding what this refers to. This is the translation into Koine Greek of the Jewish scriptures and other texts now not included by Jews in their canon. This was done before Christ. Let me be the devil’s divine advocate for a moment:

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How to pray

How to Pray: Alone, With Others, At Any Time, In Any Place by Stephen Cottrell (Bishop of Reading) 176 pages. I am not going to apologise for my tendency (on this site and elsewhere) of trying to translate the monastic into the context of the domestic. But I also absolutely want to acknowledge that there

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